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Your search for posts with tags containing Irish Linen found 4 posts

February 27

GUEST CURATOR: Chloe Amour What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Boston Chronicle (February 27, 1769). “ABOUT TWENTY PIECES of fine IRISH LINEN, just imported in fine Order.” This advertisement offers insight...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 27 Feb 2019

April 13

GUEST CURATOR:  Zachary Karpowich What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (April 13, 1768).“A NEAT ASSORTMENT of IRISH LINEN CLOTH, of a bright colour and good fabric.” During the colonial...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 13 Apr 2018

October

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (October 20, 1767).“If the linen is not liked, it will be taken back again, if not abused, and the money returned.” In the...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 20 Oct 2017

November 4

GUEST CURATOR: Ceara Morse What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? South-Carolina Gazette and Country Journal (November 4, 1766).“Irish and Drogheda linen.” In this advertisement in the South-Carolina Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 4 Nov 2016

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